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Intel Tiger Rapids prototype notebooks feature dual screens

Intel Tiger Rapids prototype notebooks feature dual screens

Dual-screen laptops might just be the next trend in consumer PCs, at least if ASUS, Lenovo, and Intel have their way. While smartphone makers are still stumped by the foldable display puzzle, laptop makers don’t have that same problem. They can have two screens separated by a hinge and can even have those two screens be of different types. That’s definitely the idea behind Intel’s Tiger Rapids, a prototype dual-screen notebook that has a regular LCD screen on one side and stylus-enabled e-paper display on the other.

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Lenovo Yoga Book 2 previews E Ink keyboard

Lenovo Yoga Book 2 previews E Ink keyboard

Lenovo has a second-generation Yoga Book 2 coming later in the year, the company has teased, and chip partner Intel may have given us a big preview with its Tiger Rapids reference design. Revealed at Computex 2018 this week, the dual-screen ultraportable is Intel's vision of what its new 8th Generation Core processor can do when paired with both traditional displays and E Ink panels.

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AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper boasts a whopping 32 cores

AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper boasts a whopping 32 cores

It's a core numbers game again. This time, however, the competition has reached double digits. While desktop and laptop CPUs still dawdle on quad cores, AMD and rival Intel are heating it up in the server and enterprise market. Just after Intel boasted about its upcoming 28-core chip slated for late 2018, AMD dropped its own bombshell. It has 32 cores and it's not afraid to use it. In fact, it's also coming sooner, around the third quarter of the year.

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All the oddball ASUS gadgets announced at Computex 2018

All the oddball ASUS gadgets announced at Computex 2018

ASUS showed up at Computex 2018 with a lot of new hardware in tow. Most of this is what we'd normally expect from ASUS and its Republic of Gamers arm - new notebooks, desktops, and accessories meant to satisfy the mainstream users, workaholics, and gamers among us. Some of this new hardware, however, goes beyond what we expected to see and delivers some very interesting (and somewhat strange) concepts.

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Intel’s 5GHz Core i7-8086K, low power displays wow at Computex reveals

Intel’s 5GHz Core i7-8086K, low power displays wow at Computex reveals

This year marks Intel's 50th anniversary, and in celebration, the company showed up to Computex 2018 with a lot of announcements to make. While these announcements encompass a lot of different technologies, they all revolve one product that's been core to Intel's business for many decades: the PC. Specifically, Intel is looking to improve the PC as the platform that people turn to when they need to roll up their sleeves and get some work done.

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ASUS Project Precog concept takes trends to ridiculous heights

ASUS Project Precog concept takes trends to ridiculous heights

ASUS has just driven two of the tech and mobile market’s largest hype trains and made them collide with each other. From a different angle, you could say the ASUS Project Precog computer did what Lenovo was perhaps hesitant to do. The device, in a nutshell, is a dual-screen, not exactly foldable, laptop. But more than just having more screens than any laptop, ASUS wants you to know that Precog is also smarter than any laptop you’ll find in the market.

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ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 and ScreenPad put a twist to multitasking

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 and ScreenPad put a twist to multitasking

Productivity gurus these days may frown upon multitasking but computers are just built for that purpose. And given the trend these days, humans are heading down that road, for better or worse. Perhaps those same productivity gurus will frown upon ASUS’ new ZenBook Pro 15 and ZenBook Pro 14 for that same reason. These already powerful laptops are made even more powerful by a 5.5-inch Full HD ScreenPad masquerading as its touchpad. And this “second display” is made for one thing and one thing alone: help you be more efficient by letting you do more things at the same time.

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ASUS VivoWatch BP adds a missing piece to smartwatches

ASUS VivoWatch BP adds a missing piece to smartwatches

Smartwatches have become more than just smaller smartphones. Many of them are smaller clinical labs as well. Health and fitness have become the focus of many smartwatch makers, especially Apple. Despite having countless sensors, almost all of them are missing one important functionality: measuring the user’s blood pressure. At Computex 2018, ASUS, following Omron’s footsteps at the start of this year, is addressing that problem with the new VivoWatch BP that brings a blood pressure monitor to the consumer wearable market.

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Samsung Snapdragon 850 Windows 10 on ARM device inbound

Samsung Snapdragon 850 Windows 10 on ARM device inbound

At Computex 2018, Qualcomm announced what everyone was already expecting: a Snapdragon chip designed solely for Windows 10. Launching from the Snapdragon 845, the Snapdragon 850 aims to address the pain points of the first gen Windows 10 on ARM devices, bringing the latest 10 nm processor, X20 LTE modem, and AI engine into a single system-on-chip. But more than announcing just the Snapdragon 850 itself, Qualcomm also revealed who its first customer would be: its new buddy and part-time rival Samsung.

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Snapdragon 850 targets laptops with 25hr battery life

Snapdragon 850 targets laptops with 25hr battery life

Qualcomm has revealed its latest chipset, the Snapdragon 850, aiming to bring all-day battery life and always-on connectivity to a new range of Windows 10 notebooks and 2-in-1s. Announced at Computex 2018, the new chipset follows the Snapdragon 845 and its predecessor the Snapdragon 835, themselves already finding their way into Windows 10 on ARM notebooks and convertibles.

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Acer Predator Orion 5000, Helios 500, Nitro 50 AMD gaming PCs unveiled

Acer Predator Orion 5000, Helios 500, Nitro 50 AMD gaming PCs unveiled

Acer has announced new AMD-powered gaming PCs ahead of Computex 2018, including the Nitro 50, Helios 500, and Predator Orion 5000. Two of the three are desktop gaming systems, while the Helios 500 is a laptop designed specifically for PC gamers. The company promises that all three models, which will be available starting in August, will meet the needs of modern gamers.

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Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Microsoft is betting big on Windows Mixed Reality, and it turns out PC makers are rising to the challenge with a variety of designs shown off this week at Computex 2017. The software giant's decision not to make its own headset, following the Surface strategy, but throw the responsibility over to OEMs had led to some concern that we'd see plenty of me-too mixed reality visors clogging shelves come the holiday season. Happily, it looks like that's not going to be the case.

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